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    Default Costco vs. Sams Club

    Hi,

    My 83 year old Dad is in town and his hearing is horrible, even with his fairly new 2 year old Analogs. His old ones he could adjust the volume manually, these have 3 settings. I'm taking him to my Audi next week before he leaves to see if he can adjust them. I'm also going to have him get a hearing test so I can see his audiogram, and he can have one from a competent person to use. We have to raise our voices quite a bit, even in quiet environments. He's really having a horrendouse time, and I'm wondering what incompetent fool sold these to him in Florida...talk about taking advantage of the elderly.

    Anyway, I'm going to try to talk him into BTE digitals...if I can make him part with his money. I can't believe he spend $2K on these hearing aids, and for 1/3 more could have gone digital.

    Anyway, I believe they are members of Sams Club. I read about the Costco HA's all the time on this forum, but not much about Sam's club. What are your opinions on that? I doubt he'll pay the money for the top of the line like I am demoing...but I'm sure digital will help him tremendously not in just quiet, but even in noisier situations.

    They live in Sarasota, Florida is anyone knows someone good there. Thanks.

    Edited to add: What do you think of the hearing aids that you can buy from places like "Precise Hearing" etc. You can get the Siemens Pure Micon 5 mi for $3200/pair. Then they say that includes setting up with a local audiologist in your area for programming. Are these places legit? He can't afford what I would pay (double...but I get 3 year warranty, unlimitied life time visits, etc). But he could probably afford $3000.
    Last edited by Tisha; 07-25-2013 at 07:18 AM.
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    I'm familiar with Costco and think you can buy HA's from them without a membership. I recommend Costco as they will be priced below most other options for a quality aid.

    I don't think Sams has the quality or options offered by Costco. It's been about a year since I checked their options.
    Last edited by sho; 07-25-2013 at 06:56 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sho View Post
    I'm familiar with Costco and think you can buy HA's from them without a membership. I recommend Costco as they will be priced below most other options for a quality aid.

    I don't think Sams has the quality or options offered by Costco. It's been about a year since I checked their options.
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    You can get a free hearing test and a quote on the HA's they recommend but you have to become a member to buy them.
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    Ah, OK, thanks seb.
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